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Budget will hurt long-term care services

ALEX McCUAIG
amccuaig@medicinehatnews.com
Twitter:MHNMcCuaig
The three-per-cent increase in Alberta health care spending was highlighted as one of the few increases in this year's budget. To the local Friends of Medicare chapter, compared to the promised 4.5-per-cent increase in 2013, it represents nothing but a cut.
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Funding formula will make health-care crisis worse: group


Friends of Medicare says the crisis in seniors care happening at Symphony Senior Living Aspen Ridge is only the beginning.

Nearly 130 licensed practical nurses, health-care aides and other staff walked off the job on Monday after contract talks failed at the seniors care facility located at 3100 22nd St. in Red Deer.

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Federal government must provide leadership on public health care

Following is an open letter to LaVar Payne, Member of Parliament, Medicine Hat.
 
Contrary to what you as our MP have stated in multiple public forums in this region, the federal government DOES have a responsibility in the implementation and delivery of public health care. In fact, Canadians are looking for strong federal leadership in health care.
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Defenders of Medicare

By Susan Zielinski - Red Deer Advocate
Published: January 02, 2013 7:41 AM

 

Brenda Corney definitely wasn’t a typical 12-year-old in 1961.

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Proposed changes to Alberta Health Act need reassessment

Proposed changes to Alberta Health Act require reassessment

Bankruptcy of for-profit Calgary clinic portends worse, more costly system

By Diana Gibson, Freelance June 3, 2010

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Put care ahead of pursuit of profit

Recently there have been editorials and comments about the decision of Alberta Hospital Services to give more autonomy to five regions to make decisions closer to where they will impact people.

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Public health care is sustainable as we want it to be

Toronto Star
June 1, 2010
 
Medicare as sustainable as we want it to be
By Robert G. Evans
 
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